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Book Talk: “Shekhinah Speaks” by Dr. Joy Ladin

Hosted By: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Join HBI to speak, listen, and learn with Dr. Joy Ladin, widely published essayist and poet, literary scholar and author of “Shekhinah Speaks.” In this new collection of compelling poetry, Ladin elucidates and channels the voice of the Shekhinah, Judaism’s feminine aspect of G-d, who speaks in the fundamental language of true universal love about our current conditions and challenges.

“In resplendent voice, Ladin reminds us we may yet be ‘comforted,’ if we can hear the Shekhinah speaking in us, if we who have ‘forgotten’ can remember that wherever we are, she is.” —Shara McCullum

HBI is honored to have supported Dr. Joy Ladin’s writing during this project.

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Dr. Joy Ladin

Joy Ladin holds the Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University, and, in 2007, became the first (and still only) openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. A poet, memoirist, and essayist, she long worked at the intersection of gender identity, religious tradition, and literature. Her memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award, and prompted conversations about trans and Jewish identities around country. Her most recent book, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective, a Lambda Literary Award and Triangle Award finalist, is the first book-length work of trans theology from a Jewish perspective. Recognized as a founding exponent of trans poetics, she has published nine books of poetry, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists and, most recently, The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New and Selected Poems. Her work has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, among other honors. She serves on the Board of Keshet, an organization devoted to full inclusion of LGTBQ Jews in the Jewish world.
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Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is a research institute of Brandeis University that promotes and shares research at the intersection of Jewish studies and women's and gender studies. We seek to put a gendered lens on all things Jewish.
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